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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Aug 3, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - '69 w/ Charles Lloyd and David LaFlamme

Curious to hear what other folks who are fans of dark star and/or '69 think of this night with Charles Lloyd on flutes and sax and David LaFlamme on electric violin . . .

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-08-03.sbd.miller.30652.sbeok.flac16

High heeled sneakers with David LaFlamme here always cracks me up because it sounds like a psychedelic roadhouse band . . . well, wasn't the Family Dog on the Great Highway kinda like a roadhouse of psychedelic sorts? LaFlamme's contributions remind me of Hot Tuna with Papa John Creach or Vassar Clements when he had Dickey Betts in his band. You can really hear his trademark 'It's a Beautiful Day' sound on dark star - dark star and white bird, two of my favorite SF pieces from those years.

Compared to the other shows where Charles Lloyd sat in, I find that on this night it mostly worked. It's a pleasant surprise to hear what he does during dark star. At times a rough but rare performance - the band sounds like they were enjoying themselves - worth a listen if you don't know this one.



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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 3, 2010 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - '69 w/ Charles Lloyd and David LaFlamme

There's a bit more about Charles Lloyd & the Dead here:
http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2009/12/guest-flute-players-with-grateful-dead.html

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Aug 3, 2010 8:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - '69 w/ Charles Lloyd and David LaFlamme

Hey LiA, thanks for that link . . . we must have just crossed ether paths as I was seeking your help locating a recording of Seastones 7-25-74 on the recent Ned Lagin thread.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Aug 5, 2010 3:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - '69 w/ Charles Lloyd and David LaFlamme

What do I think about this show? I think I wish that the recording was much better. Fun show, though.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Aug 3, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - '69 w/ Charles Lloyd and David LaFlamme

wow, thank you so much! extremely unusual instrumentation, but it works completely in my opinion. This one's going on my ipod, stat.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 3, 2010 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - '69 w/ Charles Lloyd and David LaFlamme

You have to be impressed with the ability of the band to almost seamlessly include a violinist and free jazz saxophonist in such complex pieces as Dark Star,Other One and Caution and come out the other end with unique,interesting versions of each.That is one of favorite 60's shows.